Brewed by Sawdust City Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gravenhurst, Canada


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Aged for two months in Gamay barrels from Malivoire Winery and Chardonnay barrels from Southbrook Estates, our hoppy Belgian Golden has turned into a whole new animal! All that barrel sittin’ got done got the Princess all tarted up and she’s ready to hit the town! With subtle hints of oak and a cheek puckering tartness this 9% Golden Ale is sure to please once again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Enjoyed multiple times at The Rhino’s first beer festival. Unique complex creation of IPA, Belgian yeast, a wine barreling used for blueberry wine.Three months on the barrel. Big lacy, lots of foamy head. Very smooth and woody. Woody and blueberries square off and the tartness is what I noticed, the wood to Sam the beer’s Creator. Galaxy hops in the finish. Funky initially, less so noticed on the nose later in the keg, and when the foam evaporates.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is softly spicy and quite funky. Lots of soft barrel character and a bit of light fruitiness. A nice bretty character on the back that has a great flinty character. Minty and a little bit chewy. Absolutely delicious stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
2013-07-31. Hazy bright pastel orange body and modest off-white head. 3++ Aroma is moderate, pale malt, light fruit and white wine like vinous character. Flavour is dry and woody on first sip and fairly bitter. It has more wood character than I normally like but here it blends really well with the fruity bitterness. Bit of a white wine like undertones in the finish. Wood fades a little with each sip, adding to the drinkability. 7++ Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. On tap at BarHop, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 [4816-20120922] Tap. Fruity blueberry juicy aroma has some fragrant floral yeast notes. Slightly hazy, light brown orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Fruity blueberry yeast flavour has a metallic floral tang on the finish. Medium body. interesting to sample but not really a fan of the wine infusion. (5/3+/5/3/10) 2.6
(TBW GTA 2012 @ BeerBistro, Toronto, ON)

[5616B-20130731] Tap. Citrus skin hops and dusty wood aroma. Hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bittersweet iced tea and light fruitiness in the flavour. Medium body. Not like the first time I had this, that’s for sure! (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(1YA @ Bar Hop, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Draught at the Rhino Summer Beer Fest, Aug. 26. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a small diminishing frothy white head. Some lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of Belgian yeast, hops, some wood, herbs and spices. Flavour is hoppy, yeasty and herbal. Medium bodied. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
September 22, 2012 - The Golden Tap Awards at Beer Bistro. Draught. Hazy pale yellow/gold with a smallish frothy/creamy off-white head. Aroma is ... sweet and sour; wild yeast (Orval-ish-y), dry wildflowers, lemon and persimmon tartness - oddly balanced (7+). Taste follows, but a lot of what seems green oak resin - quite dry and almost harsh (7-). Thick, acidic, mild carbonation, finishes very dry and woody (and a bit boozy) - the acidity, bitterness and malt all fade quickly, leaving pungent resin bitterness - even a tad lactic at points. Weird one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5661) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2013
This is really nice. Barrel adds a great aroma and comes on a little heavy, or perhaps it’s the other elements that just aren’t super strong. Belgian floral hops, some sweet malt. Pours cloudy golden with decent head and lacing. Very nice palate and leave. Some bitterness and a touch of tang that comes together well. Soft carbonation. Tap at Barhop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3619) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
473ml can from the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with a big off white head. Aroma is very vinous, lots of earthy barrel and wood with some solid tropical fruity hops. A lovely tartness has been emparted by the barrel, almost like brett was added. The finish is bitter and sour with alot of vinous white grape woodiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3418) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Can - 473ml. Beautiful hazy golden body with a thin, fading, white foamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with fruity hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty, yeasty, mango, and melon notes. Ends with a robust sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at the Only Cafe. Pours a cloudy golden colour with smallish white head. Aroma is fruity, funky Belgian yeast with fruit and wheat. Flavour is also dominated by the fruity and funky yeast with sourish fruit, wheat and some spicy notes. Alcohol pretty subtle. Fine carbonation. Nice.

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